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Guide to the Scottish Opera

Richard Burkhard (Papageno), Magic Flute 2012 © Ken Dundas

It's opera for all in Scottish Opera's new season

Scottish Opera launches an eclectic mix of main house productions, touring activity and a large emphasis on youngsters in Scotland’s Year of Young People.
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EdinburghRigoletto

Rigoletto
Verdi: Rigoletto
Rumon Gamba; Matthew Richardson; Scottish Opera; Jon Morrell; Aris Argiris; Lina Johnson; Adam Smith

InvernessRigoletto

Rigoletto
Verdi: Rigoletto
Rumon Gamba; Matthew Richardson; Scottish Opera; Jon Morrell; Aris Argiris; Lina Johnson; Adam Smith

GlasgowAnthropoceneWorld première

Anthropocene
MacRae: Anthropocene
Stuart Stratford; Matthew Richardson; Scottish Opera; Samal Blak; Jennifer France; Jeni Bern; Stephen Gadd

EdinburghAnthropoceneWorld première

Anthropocene
MacRae: Anthropocene
Stuart Stratford; Matthew Richardson; Scottish Opera; Samal Blak; Jennifer France; Jeni Bern; Stephen Gadd
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A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
More relevant than ever, the patriarchal nightmare of Verdi's Rigoletto is dark and unflinching in Scottish Opera's revival of their 2011 production, with some striking scenes and fine singing.
****1
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Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Scottish Opera brings opera to the people on a huge scale in a promenade production of Pagliacci.  
***11
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Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © James Glossop
Director Oliver Mears turns Scottish Opera’s Eugene Onegin into a memory play, with fine singing from a strong cast starring Natalya Romaniv as a thrilling Tatyana.  
****1
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Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Antony McDonald’s take on Ariadne auf Naxos, a co-production from Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, sparkles with wit. 
****1
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